Four Becomes the One
Peter Johnson is born in Manchester, after a difficult birth, to his mother Brenda; the fourth son to her and husband, Jim. Unknowingly, his father wished for a daughter.
One year later, Jim tells Brenda how he feels, unable to bond closely with their youngest son. So, for the next seven years, she banishes him from their marital bed; until Peter has his eighth birthday.
Things change when Brenda becomes pregnant.
But tragedy strikes!
By 1968, Peter's oldest brother marries; his twin brother also leaves home, taking up their careers as footballers.
At just fourteen, his father attacks him in a drunken rage!
Peter is terrified, confiding in his best friend, Elly, that he is running away; not telling her where he'll go, though promising to keep in touch.
All alone, he takes a bus to London. What will life be like for him from now on?